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Glebe House

Green Lane, Everton, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2LA

£1,500,000Offers in excess of

6 4 3

Property description

A Georgian six bedroom detached property situated along a long tree lined driveway within gardens and grounds in excess of 3.5 acres.

Glebe House, built in 1833, was formerly the vicarage to St. Marys Church and occupies a secluded rural setting on the edge of the village accessed via a long tree lined driveway. It has been the subject of a complete refurbishment programme to include underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast/dining room continuing into the playroom, boot room, cloakroom and utility room and double glazed box sash windows with brass fittings throughout. The extension has created a contemporary open plan area for modern family living.

About the House

The accommodation extends to approximately 5,054 sq. ft. in total. There are cellars on the lower ground floor while the ground floor has four reception rooms, a boot room, two cloakrooms and a utility room which could be used as a second kitchen if needed. The main feature of the ground floor is the open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room which measures in excess of 27 ft. by 19 ft. and has been carefully designed to bring the outside in with full length windows and bi-fold doors to the terrace. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, an en suite shower room, a games/recreation room, a home office and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom; rooms which could be used as a separate suite if required. The formal gardens and paddocks extend to approximately 3.6 acres in total and include lawned areas, terrace areas, a vegetable garden, a stable block for two horses and a separate wood store.

Ground Floor

The T-shaped reception hall has exposed oak flooring, deep moulded cornices, a staircase to the first floor and a bespoke built-in storage cupboard. A door leads to stairs to the cellar which is ideal for use as a wine cellar. The boot room has a bespoke cloaks hanging area, a shoe rack and exposed rustic floor tiles which continue into the cloakroom and utility room. The cloakroom is fitted in a Burlington suite. The utility room is fitted with a range of bespoke units with hardwood work surfaces which incorporate a sink unit. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine, a wine chiller and an integrated electric oven. There are dual aspect windows and a staircase up to the first floor home office.

Reception Rooms

The drawing room has dual aspect sash windows with working shutters and features moulded cornices. There is a traditional bespoke limestone fireplace housing a multi-fuel burning stove with a bespoke cabinet to the side. The study also has full length sash windows with working shutters, deep moulded cornices and a fireplace which is currently sealed. The playroom has a recess with an oak bressumer. The family room is accessed via a feature archway and has dual aspect windows with working shutters and a bespoke limestone fireplace housing a log burning stove, with hand built cupboards either side.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining Room

The kitchen/breakfast/dining room is open plan and has bi-folding doors to the rear terrace. The kitchen is fitted in a bespoke range of hand painted Shaker style units by Orwell furniture with light cranberry work surfaces incorporating a hand formed double sink unit and drainer with a Zip boiling water tap over. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and an Everhot three oven range with warming drawers, ceramic hob and hot plate. There is space for a fridge/freezer. Exposed oak flooring and bespoke display shelving is also featured. A bespoke full turn staircase provides access to the first floor and there is a full height glazed panel window with views of the gardens. Additional windows overlook the side garden and paddocks.

Principal Bedrooms

The L-shaped landing area is arranged on two levels and has a staircase to the second floor. The master bedroom has views over the gardens and has a traditional fireplace. Double doors lead into a walk-in dressing area which is fitted with bespoke hanging space, shelving and drawers. The en suite is fitted in a contemporary style suite including a walk-in screened shower enclosure with a fitted Monsoon shower, a wash basin set into a curved vanity unit and WC, with complementary tiling to the floor and walls. The guest bedroom has views over the paddock and has a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes with an inset wash basin.

Further Bedrooms, Bathroom, Office and Games/Recreation Room

Bedroom three and four are dual aspect and both have a traditional fireplace and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom three also has fitted bookshelves. The lower landing has a built-in storage cupboard and leads into the games/recreation room which has two built-in storage cupboards and a traditional fireplace. There is a door to the boiler room which is used as an airing cupboard and houses the pressurised hot water cylinder serving the heating and hot water. There is a high level door to a laundry chute to the utility room. The first floor bathroom is fitted in a modern white suite including a deep panelled bath, a screened double width shower enclosure with a fitted shower, a wash basin and WC, with complementary travertine tiling. The office is accessed from the utility room and has high ceilings with exposed timbers and two built-in cupboards.

Second Floor

There is a railed landing with exposed floorboards and eaves storage areas. Bedrooms five and six overlook the gardens and feature sloping ceilings. Bedroom five has a Heritage skylight. The second floor bathroom is fitted in a modern suite including a panelled bath, a wash basin and WC.

Outside

The property is accessed via a tree lined driveway which it enjoys right of access over. A five bar timber gates leads onto the private driveway of Glebe House which has a gravelled area for parking and access to the formal gardens and paddocks. The formal gardens are bound by a variety of mature trees including a Monkey Puzzle tree and several Yew trees together with well stocked borders. There are paved terrace areas enclosed by dwarf walling and an additional area of garden bound by post and rail fencing. There is a designated vegetable growing area with raised cultivated borders. There is a detached timber garden store.

Paddocks

The paddocks are to the side of the property and enclosed by a combination of mature hedgerow and post and wire and post and rail fencing.

Everton

Everton is a rural hamlet, 2.5 miles from the market town of Sandy served by a number of shops and local authority schools. Everton Lower, Potton Middle and Sandy Upper are the catchment schools. Everton is only 3 miles from the A1 trunk road with access to London and the north and 2.5 miles from Sandy mainline railway station which has regular services to London Kings Cross (47 minutes). Bedford, 13 miles away, and the city of Cambridge, approximately 23 miles away, have additional shopping facilities.

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